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CASE ENTRY

Variety Stores, Inc. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

District court: By using the name “Backyard Grill” on its barbecue grills, Walmart infringed trademark of smaller retailer that has long sold “Backyard BBQ” grills. Pay $32.5 mil. Walmart: A bajillion companies allude to the backyard to sell grills. Fourth Circuit: Could be. Cancel the award, but this still needs sorted out at trial.


Tags: 2018, Fourth Circuit, Lanham Act, Trademark Infringement

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